2010 European Archaeological Association Conference, The Hague, Holland

These photographs are of a fantastic display of ceramics, glass and other artefacts from recent excavations in The Hague, Holland. They were on display in the Town Hall as part of the opening ceremony of this years EAA conference. They include fine examples of Maiolicas, Stonewares and Weser and Werra wares. The MPRG delegates present, Derek Hall, George Haggarty, Maureen Mellor and Duncan Brown could only find one label to disagree with!

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The 1st International Congress on Ceramic Studies

Tribute to Mercedes Vegas will be held in Cadiz from 1st-5th November 2010.

The event is aimed to anyone who is interested in ceramic studies,The congress will be a forum to analyze and synthesise recent advances in the techniques of cermaic analyisis, including methodology, morphological and typological classifications, graphical representations, new technologies in data processing, experimental studies, and scientific techniques.

Proposals for papers or posters are welcome. For more information, click here.


Medieval Domestic Cultures Conference

To be held at Rewley House, Oxford, 24th-26th September 2010.

The Society For Medieval Archaeology’s autumn conference will examine the evidence for the interiors of late medieval domestic buildings. It is jointly organized with the Vernacular Architecture Group and brings together for the first time in recent years, scholars from all the relevant archaeology, history and architectural history to review the latest work in this field in England, Scotland and Wales.

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Early Medieval Finds from the British Isles – A day conference on theoretical and practical approaches to material culture Saturday, May 29th 2010

A one-day conference is being held at the University of Oxford entitled: Early Medieval Finds from the British Isles: A day conference on theoretical and practical approaches to material culture, to be held on Saturday, May 29th 2010. The aim of this conference is to allow researchers and post-graduate students engage with current approaches to early medieval material culture.

We would like to invite proposals from current post-graduates for the poster session at this conference, with the possibility of papers being published in a resulting monograph.

The conference is free to attend, but space is strictly limited. Registration forms can be sent to either christopher.ferguson@arch.ox.ac.uk or jane.kershaw@arch.ox.ac.uk

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SEMPER Meeting “Aspects of Pottery”. 17th April 2010

The South East Midlands Pottery Research Group SEMPER (incorporating the East Anglian Pottery Group) will be holding a meeting entitled Aspects of Pottery on Saturday, 17 April 2010, to be held at Harlow Museum. This meeting is being held to discuss subjects that were close to the heart of Wally Davey, who died recently. As usual, there will be plenty of opportunity to view pottery, including examples of wasters, so please bring along your problems (ceramic only, please!) as well as any interesting (or not so interesting!) sherds – not necessarily linked to the themes of the day.

Booking form and location maps can be downloaded here.